MILAN — Tod’s upped the luxury ante with travel and mailman bags in supple crocodile hides. Meanwhile, chief executive Diego Della Valle’s fascination with braided leather bracelets was reflected in the plaited temples of sunglasses.

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The house also expanded its ready-to-wear selection with double-breasted suede jackets and sporty, zip-front leather styles.

On the footwear front, the iconic Marlin Hyannisport loafer got an update, and the flexible-soled Vadim loafer came in a palette spanning chocolate brown, bottle green and cherry.

Over at Hogan, also part of Tod’s Group, the display was dubbed “Future Roots,” showcasing new versions of its best-selling shoes in an installation created by young international artists.

The house’s signature H-logoed urban sneaker now features invisible stitching, and a wing-tip brogue came with a beige rubber sole.

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